BYOB (Brew Your Own Beer!) at Hopsters Brew and Boards in Newton Centre


Photograph by Scott M. Lacey

If you’re looking to create your own brand of brew but don’t want to turn your living room into a full-fledged barley laboratory, check out Newton Centre’s Hopsters Brew and Boards, where the owners play host to your sudsy trials and errors and walk you through the beer-making process step by step. Similar to Natick DIY craft-brew spot Barleycorn, customers select from a variety of locally grown ingredients to concoct a specialty beer specific to their taste buds. Hopsters boasts 10 in-house kettles to get the brewing done, and first-time beer makers are guided through the boiling process during a one-on-one session with a certified brew master. After two weeks, customers return to the microbrewery to pick up their beer, complete with customized labels (pictured).